WCS board elects new officers

By Joseph Slacian

Officers for the Wabash City Schools board and the district’s Board of Finance were elected in separate meetings on Thursday, Jan. 3.

Tony Pulley was re-elected as president of both boards, while Tiffanie King was elected as vice president and Rod Kelsheimer was elected secretary.

The board, during its regular meeting, also voted to keep its meeting times at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, except on those weeks when a federal holiday falls on the same day. If that happens, the meeting will either be moved to Tuesday night or it will be canceled.

The board also approved its member salary at $2,000 annually, the maximum allowed by law.

Several appointments also were made by the board. Those include:

Michele Hough as corporation treasurer.

Contessa Esslinger as corporation deputy treasurer.

Jordan Tandy as legal counsel.

Pulley as the district’s representative to the Heartland Career Center Board of Managers.

Kelsheimer as the district’s representative to the Wabash Park Board.

Kipp Cantrell as the district’s representative to the Wabash Carnegie Library Board.

Tiffany King as the district’s representative to the Wabash Redevelopment Commission.

The board also accepted a $29,000 donation from the Daymude Family Foundation to the Wabash City Schools tutoring program. Board members and school officials thanked the family for its donation.

In addition to naming officers to the district’s board of finance, the board also designated Crossroads Bank, 1205 N. Cass St., as the depository for the district’s General, Debt Service, Capital Projects, Transportation, Bus Replacement, Textbook, Cafeteria, Education and Operations funds.

The Board of Finance meeting, which lasted slightly more than three minutes, took place before the board’s regular board meeting.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Wabash City Hall.

Posted on 2019 Jan 08